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Old Ladies and Murderers

Holidays were the highlights of the year back in my little hometown, and summer days were long and lazy. As a kid, it never seemed as though much happened.

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But some remarkable things did happen.

I can’t claim The Mystery of the Little Old Lady was what propelled me into writing mysteries of my own, but this real-life event stayed with me for years, and I still wonder about who the woman with the white hair might have been. You can read my personal mystery over at the GottaWriteNetwork blog come February 16. Here’s the link to Denise Fletcher’s terrific blog.
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As if that weren’t enough excitement for the little Ohio town, it’s had its share of murders. They’re pretty few and far between, but back in 1999 a woman was killed by her son — and I knew them both. If you haven’t read about The Murderer I Knew at the Motive Means Opportunity blog, you can find it here.

Your turn! What odd mysteries have you experienced in your life?

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Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."